Guide at a Glance
Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
Adventure, Heritage-History Tour, Hiking Trekking, Sightseeing
Japanese Level 2
I have lived in Japan since 1999 and I moved to the World Heritage island of Yakushima in 2011. I began guiding on Yakushima in 2013. I have experience of high altitude treks (over 5,000 metres) as well as expedition hikes in Europe and Asia. Yakushima has a number of great hikes through a wide variety of landscapes; from sub-tropical to sub-alpine. The island is a natural paradise, but it also has a historical and cultural story that sets it apart from mainland Japan. Tours focus upon the ecology of Yakushima with emphasis on the flora and fauna. Tours also convey detailed historical information that fits Yakushima into the general historical picture of Japan. Finally, there is also a good emphasis on experiencing a fun and relaxing tour on a beautiful Japanese island.